“As a startup or team sometimes you just need to get stuff done”
Here is john. John just came up with idea within his friends to create an e wallet solution for cashless payments with various services like bitcoins. Ethereum, bank deposits etc. John also needs to cater for another payment options such as paypal, ecocash and webcash. John also needs to ensure he has a login management. User management. Email notifications. John also needs to be able to have a system that scales out. John needs a way to view insights reports and manage his sales data. John needs to have a mobile device version of his applications. John needs to be able to send out email push notifications for various users.
The above is a typical grocery list of user expectations when they engage software developers to build them a solution. Now it all sounds easy and straight forward from the clients perspective, but here is the gist the above could take you 6months to a year and costs could reach anywhere from 5000 to 100000 in terms of developer effort software engineering is a complex art. Here is the thing software development is not exactly cheap if need quality. If you just need something hacked out and just works just for tomorrow then well, there’s a market for that systems that literally have an expiry date.
Now from a software development perspective what technologies can we use to bridge the gap in terms of been able to give clients at least the moon. This is not to bash other frameworks but here is the thing most of the new frameworks like nodejs are awesome but they are still in their infancy. A lot of ground works still needs to be done especially with Npm packages as the node community still trying to balance out what node needs.
So what are your options if you want to push for a working product without having to worry about licensing, vendor lock and when you need a balance of trending vs maturity and speed. Well, there is Django is a high-level open-source python web-based framework that uses an MVT which is similar to MVC design pattern. Django was originally designed for news sites as it allows developers to write database-driven web applications without having to start coding from scratch. Over the years it has found its place as the go to framework when you just need stuff done real fast while still taking a balance on quality scalability and easy to code.
With its notion of batteries included philosophy, you need not to use separate libraries to implement common functionalities, like authentication, URL routing, a templating system, an object-relational mapper (ORM), and database schema migrations. There’s virtually a plugin package for most common use cases.
Heck if the package does not do exactly want you want. You can always fork the source code and hack it out.
Why startups are using Django
“In this fast paced world of startups built literally every day the time you get to market and launch matters in having an edge over your competitors while not sacrificing on quality. Django just makes sense and thrives for most startup use cases”